|Brandon Torquato of Las Vegas Named Super Bowl LVIII’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid
|Brandon will be the Official NFL PLAY 60 Ambassador and Participate in Community Events Throughout the Week Leading up to Super Bowl LVIII
NEW YORK — Jan. 15, 2024 — The NFL announced today that sixteen-year-old Brandon Torquato from Las Vegas will be this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid. Every year, the Super Kid serves as the official NFL PLAY 60 Ambassador during Super Bowl Week, participating in a variety of community events and behind-the-scenes opportunities culminating in an on-field recognition during the second half of the Super Bowl.
Brandon’s dedication to living an active and healthy lifestyle is demonstrated through his ongoing participation in youth sports, including as a Special Olympics, Inc. (“Special Olympics”) athlete with Special Olympics Nevada (“SONV”), a state Program of Special Olympics. Brandon is part of SONV’s Special Olympics Unified Sports® flag football team. Unified Sports® provides opportunities for people with and without intellectual disabilities to play on the same team.
Throughout the year, the NFL and Special Olympics team up to provide opportunities for athletes of all ages and abilities to PLAY 60 through the expansion of Unified flag football. NFL Foundation grants fund Unified Sports®, including Unified flag football, which has emerged as one of the fastest-growing sports in Special Olympics across the country.
In addition to his responsibilities as the NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid, Brandon will also serve as ABC Good Morning America’s Kid Correspondent throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl LVIII. As Good Morning America’s Kid Correspondent, Brandon will attend a variety of Super Bowl events, including NFL Honors and Super Bowl Experience, where he will have the opportunity to interview NFL players and legends.
Earlier this morning, Will Reeve of Good Morning America was joined by Las Vegas Raiders punter AJ Cole to surprise Brandon with the news of his selection as this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid and Good Morning America’s Kid Correspondent at Super Bowl LVIII. You can watch the segment here where Brandon learned that he is this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid.
About NFL PLAY 60
NFL PLAY 60 is the League’s national youth health and wellness platform. In its 17th season, the initiative empowers millions of youth to get physically active for at least 60 minutes a day and provides support for programs and resources so that kids everywhere can lead a healthy lifestyle. Alongside the NFL’s 32 NFL clubs and partners, the PLAY 60 movement will continue to serve and motivate the next generation of youth to get active and PLAY 60. For more information, visit NFL.com/PLAY60.
About Special Olympics
Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is a global movement to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. We foster acceptance of all people through the power of sport and programming in education, health, and leadership. With more than six million athletes and Unified Sports® partners and one million coaches and volunteers in over 200 accredited Programs, Special Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions every year. Engage with us on: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and our blog on Medium. Learn more at www.SpecialOlympics.org